The NFL players both current and former are coming out of the woodwork in support of DeSean Jackson. Most of it surrounds his alleged gang ties. What started out sounding like Jackson was a shady character with concerns that beckoned the name of Aaron Hernandez and Rolando McClain is actually sounding more like some trumped up nonsense at this point.
The first to go off about it was former 8-year NFL running back, Derrick Ward.
Im sorry but has @DeseanJackson10 ever been arrested? Suspended? DUI? Drugs? No so why are these dumb asses on @espn trying to make him seem— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
Like he's a horrible person. The NFL is so Contridictive I swear. Especially these punk ESPN Analyst.— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
I know @DeseanJackson10 very very very well. If the Eagles where so concerned about his "Gang Ties" they wouldnt had drafted him 6 years ago— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
A lil bro @DeseanJackson10 keep your head up. Keep doing you don't let any of these fake no talent ass analyst on ESPN deter you from doing— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
The funny thing is I grew up gang bangin. I had no choice growin up where I lived in LA. u either gang banged or got caught in the crossfire— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
@RonJaworski_BFL is an idiot though with the "oh once u gang bang u can't get out". Dumb ass its not a life long membership stop looking at— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
I promise u whatever team my lil bro @DeseanJackson10 go2 gonna get a play maker a pro bowler a team leader & a great guy on & off the field— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard32) March 28, 2014
Then Richard Sherman chimed in and posted this tweet with a picture of he and DeSean Jackson on the same little league team when they were kids:
@DeseanJackson10 and me have been boys since we were kids... No one should be judged by the actions of others! #fam pic.twitter.com/Q7yuxMcz6a— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 29, 2014
If you're looking for a current Raiders player to step up and say something, you got it. Charles Woodson was asked about it in a radio interview Friday and he said "Bring him in. He would look good in Silver & Black.:"
Then it was Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece who backed DeSean with this tweet:
@DeseanJackson10 is 1 of the genuine guys in the league. Never been in trouble and out of nowhere he is a gangbangin'...great character!— Marcel Reece (@CelReece45) March 29, 2014
If the player support wasn't enough, the mere fact that a reported nine teams have shown interest in Jackson should be a good sign as well.